I have just installed GIMPPortable
2.8.22 (32-bit) on a Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) machine.
I cannot open or save JPEG files. It seems there is something wrong GIMP trying to load the
file-jpeg.exe file, but I see no specific errors. All I get is unknown file type when trying to open a jpeg directly. And if attempting to export an xcf image, JPEG is not listed as an option. I can use PNG and other file types fine.
When I look at the plug-ins folder in
Edit > Preferences, these two folder are listed:
The first folder does not exist. The
file-jpeg.exe file can be found in the 2nd folder (the installer put it there), along with all the other standard plugin files.
On a whim, I created the first folder and copied
file-jpeg.exe there...and GIMP then worked w/JPEG images as expected! Thinking to make file management easier, I then moved ALL the plugins to that folder..but then GIMP would fail again, as before.
I have noticed that the "file-jpeg" is NOT listed in the pluginrc file upon initial install. The pluginrc file is located here:
Once I copied
file-jpeg.exe to the 2nd folder and re-started GIMP, that entry was then found in the pluginrc file.
I have attempted to create and use the file
GIMPPortable.ini, containing a modified
PATH statement (a supposed fix to this issue), but that did not work.
file-jpeg.exe to the first plug-ins folder has got it working...but it is very hacky, and I'm sure I'm missing out on other plugins TBD later. So my specific questions are:
Why is this specific problem happening?
In general, is there a way to view error messages in GIMP?